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Prof Dr Nusrat Jahan donates Rs 1m to GCU Endowment Fund

 

Prof Dr Nusrat Jahan, the former chairperson of Government College University (GCU) Lahore Zoology Department, has donated rupees one million to the University’s Endowment Fund Trust (GCU-EFT) for the scholarships of the financially-challenged orphan students. Prof Nusrat Jahan handed over the donation cheque to Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah at a graceful ceremony at GCU, which was also attended by EFT Executive Committee Secretary Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt. The Trust would initiate a perpetual golden scholarship from the donation which would be given to an orphan student every year on merit and would fully cover his/her university fee and hostel dues.

 

Earlier, a few months ago, an 82-year-old eminent poet and distinguished professor of Persian language, Prof Dr Zaheer Ahmed Siddique, had set a highly inspiring precedent of generosity, by donating his approximately Rs 140 million land and Rs five million lifetime cash savings to the GCU-EFT for the scholarships of financially-challenged students.

 

Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor Prof Shah said that the world over nations had progressed by the mean of developing their universities and research institutes. He said that Prof Zaheer Siddique and Prof Nusrat Jahan had set a precedent which, he hoped, “other would also follow.”

 

Prof Dr Khaid Butt said Harvard University had an endowment fund worth billions of dollars.  However, he said, that GCU was the only public sector university in Pakistan which had an active endowment fund giving scholarships to deserving students. He said that costs of education were rising every year and collective efforts were required to help the bright students of the society who could not afford their academic expenses.

(10-01-2017)

 

 

Bank donates Rs 5m to GCU Endowment Fund

 

A private bank (Habib Bank Limited) has donated five million rupees to the Government College University Lahore Endowment Fund Trust for initiating scholarships for the university’s financially-challenged students. The Bank’s President, Mr. Nauman K. Dar, handed over the donation cheque to GCU-EFT Executive Committee Secretary Prof Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt at a graceful ceremony at the GCU Syndicate Committee Room. Mr. Faiq Sadiq, the bank’s Chief Internal Auditor, and a large number of GCU officials were also present.

 

Addressing the ceremony, Prof Dr Butt said the trust would initiate five perpetual golden scholarships from the donation which would be given to financially-challenged students every year on merit.  This is the second time the bank has donated five million rupees for the university’s financially-challenged students.

 

Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah expressed gratitude to the banks’s management for their donation to the trust, saying that leading banks in Pakistan had a realization towards their corporate social responsibility. He hoped with the support of leading corporate organizations, philanthropists and alumni, the GCU EFT would soon grow financial stronger enough to support the every financially-challenged student of the university.

 

(09-06-2016)

 

 

GCU EFT awards scholarships to 348 deserving students

 

The Government College University, Lahore Endowment Fund Trust (GCU EFT) has awarded scholarships worth Rs 12.29 million to the university’s 348 financially-challenged students at the Annual Scholarship Distribution and Fundraising Dinner 2016 at the university’s Bukhari Auditorium. Prof Dr Zahir Ahmed Siddiqi, a distinguished professor and poet, who has recently donated all his life-time savings including worth Rs 140 million land to the trust, was the Chief Guest at the ceremony which was also attended by the GCU EFT’s donors.

  

“These scholarships included 31 golden scholarships which covered the university fee and hostel expenses of students, said GCU EFT Executive Committee Secretary Prof Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt while giving a presentation to the donors. Tracing back the speedy developmental journey of the trust, Dr Butt said that in 2009, they had awarded only Rs 200,000 scholarships to just five students. Prof Butt told the trust donors that the scholarships to 348 students were given purely on merit after the interview of candidates by the GCU Financial Aid Committee which comprised of five heads of departments. He said that all documents of applicants from income certificates to utility bills were examined in detail, so that only truly deserving students shall get the scholarships. However, he said that more than 2000 students apply for scholarships every year. 

 

Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah appreciated the untiring efforts of the GCU EFT executive committee members, Mr Iqbal Z. Ahmed, Mian Misbah ur Rehman, Mian Muhammad Ashraf, Mr Javaid Oberia, Mr Zia Rizvi and especially Dr Khalid Maznoor Butt for the development of the university’s fund which had now cash reserves of more than Rs 215 million. He explained the endowment funds didn’t spend the principal amount but the profit, they earned from it, was spent on scholarships and the university’s development projects. He asked the scholarships’ recipients that these GCU EFT executive committee members should be their role models who are successful in their lives and are now paying back the debt of their alma mater by supporting its students who could not afford their academic expenses.

 

Speaking on the occasion, GCU EFT Executive Committee President Mr Iqbal Z. Ahmed made a big announcement of establishing a 400-bed Girls’ Hostel for the university’s students by the trust from the donations of Old Ravians. However, he said that seed money of Rs 30 million had been allocated from the GCU EFT’s profits for the project worth total Rs 200 million. He also announced the first donation of Rs five million for the hostel from his pocket. “The land for the hostel is allocated by the university,” he explained.

 

Addressing the audience, Prof Zahir Siddiqi said “to him, the biggest virtue in the cotemporary world is to support education of financially-challenged students.” He said if the philanthropists and Old Ravians supported the GCU EFT, in few years the trust would be providing scholarships all the needy students of the university. Even, the best use of Zakat is to spend it on the education of needy students, he said 

Eminent industrialist Mian Misbah-ur-Rahman said the culture and trends of supporting education and deserving students was developing in Pakistan. He said that he would continue his efforts for mobilizing Old Ravians for the development of his alma mater.

 

Later, inspired by the transparency and credentials of the scholarships’ recipients, the Old Ravians including Hamza Tariq Sufi, Mian Asad Bashir, Ahsan Saeed Mian, Prof Dr Safdar Ali Malik, Mian Dawood Afzal, Aqtidar Ahmad, Brig Muhammad Jamal, Rehmat Ullah Oberoi, M Akhtar Nonari, Khawar Masud Butt, Brig (r) Dabeer Razvi, Iqbal Z Ahmad and Tayyab Hussain Rizv further gave away donations of Rs 20 million to the trust at the dinner. Later, Prof Siddiqi gave away the shields to the donors.

(06-06-2016)

 

 

 

An inspiring act of generosity

 

Dr Zaheer Ahmed Siddique, the 82-year-old distinguished professor of Persian language, has set a highly inspiring precedent of generosity, by announcing donating his approximately Rs 140 million land and Rs five million lifetime cash savings to the Government College University, Lahore Endowment Fund Trust (GCU-EFT) for the scholarships of financially-challenged students. Prof Siddique, the author of 52 books, handed over the Rs 5000000/- cheque of his savings to Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah, EFT Executive Committee President Iqbal Z. Ahmed and Secretary Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt at graceful ceremony at the University’s Syndicate Committee Room. Announcing donating his 28 Kila land to GCU, Prof Siddique said that he had initiated a legal process to transfer the land to the university. However, he also gave an option that the money could be transferred to the GCU-EFT after the sale of land which now values more than Rs 140 million. Prof Siddique is a proud father of three children. His son, Naveed Siddique, is the Advisor to Bill Gates at Microsoft, while her daughter is the Professor of English Literature at the FCC University Lahore. His younger son works at an executive post with a multinational company in Pakistan.

 

Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor Prof Shah revealed that the ‘great’ and ‘inspiring’ Dr Zaheer Ahmed Siddique, having more than 50-year meritorious services in research, administration, and teaching for GCU, had been donating all his salary to the GCU Endowment Trust since long for the fee of deserving students who could not afford their academic expenses. The VC said that the world over nations had progressed by the mean of developing their universities and research institutes but unfortunately in Pakistan the culture to support or donate your property to an education institution had yet not developed. However, he said, Prof Siddique, has set a precedent which, he hoped, “other would also follow.” Prof Zaheer is not a rich person at all, and all he had, has donated to the GCU Endowment Fund.

 

Handing over the cheque donation to the Vice Chancellor, Dr Zaheer said that “this wealth belongs to the Almighty Allah and he is returning it to Him.” He believed that the best philanthropic act in the contemporary world was to make arrangements for the quality education of a deserving student; so that he could realize and live up to his dreams. I have donated what I had and now I just wanted to devote the remaining time of my life to writing.

 

GCU Endowment Fund Trust Secretary Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt said that GCU is the only public sector university in Pakistan to have an active endowment fund trust, which gives scholarships worth more than Rs 20 million to deserving students every year. He said that the endowment fund never spent the principle amount but the profit, they earned from the principal amount, was spent on financially-challenged students. Expressing gratitude to Prof Siddique, Iqbal Z. Ahmed said that the endowment fund trust of Harvard University, US alone stood at 37.6 billion dollars and this was what made the America superpower. He said that the culture to donate property to universities would strengthen the education system of the country.  

(28-04-2015)

 

 

Businessman initiates scholarship TO GCU-EFT

 

An eminent businessman, Iqtidar Ahmad initiated a silver scholarship in the name of his grandfather, Shaikh Nazir Ahmad, with a donation of Rs 500,000 to the Government College University, Lahore Endowment Fund Trust (GCU-EFT).  Iqtidar Ahmad and his wife Shazia Iqtidar handed over the donation cheque to Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah at a graceful scholarship-initiating ceremony at the Vice Chancellor’s office. Addressing the ceremony, GCU-EFT Executive Committee Secretary Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt said the Shaikh Nazir Ahmad Silver Scholarship would be a perpetual scholarship to be given to a deserving student every year on merit.  This was the third sliver scholarship initiated by the couple for the university’s financially-challenged students.

 

Vice Chancellor Prof Shah expressed gratitude to the couple for their donation to the trust, saying “it is heartening to see that the culture of supporting financially-challenged students and educational institutions is developing in our society.” He hoped that this philanthropic act of Iqtidar Ahmad family would also inspire the other well-off people.

     

Speaking on the occasion, Shazia Iqtidar said that she was an Old Ravian and had a great trust in the transparency and merit system of GCU EFT. Iqtidar Ahmad, whose is a marketing expert, said his grandfather was a retired divisional forest officer and the scholarship in his name for a Ravian had really contented him.

(09-10-2015)

 

 

Old Ravian pledges funding for GCU’s Int’l business school

 

An eminent industrialist and alumnus of the Government College University Lahore, Mr Iqbal Z Ahmed, has pledged funding for the establishment, infrastructure and operations of an international school for business studies at his alma mater, saying that the state-of-the-art school should be a centre of excellence for financial and management studies in the country. The announcement in this regard was made at the meeting of trustees and executive committee members of GCU Endowment Fund Trust with the university’s academic heads. “It’s a very big initiative by Mr Iqbal Z Ahmed and we seriously have no words to express gratitude for his great and unprecedented philanthropic act to gift his alma mater an intentional business school that has no match in the country,” said Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah.

 

Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) President Ijaz A Mumtaz was Guest of Honour at the ceremony and also donated Rs 2.5 million to GCU EFT for initiating scholarships, while GCU Department of Persian Distinguished Professor Dr Zaheer Ahmad Siddiqui, who every month donates his salary to the university’s endowment fund, also handed over a cheque of his salary to the Vice Chancellor for a fee of a financially-challenged student. Overall, donations cheques of about Rs 4.5 million were presented to the Vice Chancellor at the ceremony for the trust.

 

Addressing the meeting, Iqbal Z Ahmed , who is also President and one of the major donors of the GCU Endowment Fund Trust, discussed in detail the timeline, infrastructure, faculty and other requirements for the international business school with the university’s senior faculty members and Vice Chancellor and also set a deadline of March 1, 2016 for the ground-breaking ceremony for the state-of-the-art building for the school that shall produce the world class entrepreneurs and financial and management experts for the country. He said he on the behalf of his family and his personal behalf committed to provide complete infrastructure and financial support for the working of the school.  The Vice Chancellor tasked the GCU Management Studies Department Chairman Mr Najaf Yawar Khan to set up consultations and chalk out a comprehensive plan for the school. Speaking on the occasion, Ijaz A Mumtaz said that GCU had a legacy of 151 years which gave it an edge over the other higher education institutions and with the adequate support of alumni, government and industry; it could do miracles in the field of education and research.

 

Addressing the meeting, GCU EFT Executive Committee Secretary Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt proudly said that the university’s endowment fund had swelled to 210 million in just six years due to the untiring efforts of its executive committee which included Dr Parvez Hassan, Mian Misbah ur Rehman, Mian Muhammad Ashraf and Mr Shameem Ahmad. He said that the target of executive committee was to take the endowment to minimum Rs 1,000 million in coming years, so that it could fund the education of every financially-challenged student of the university. Main Misba-ur-Rahman, Mian Muhammad Ashraf, Mr Shameem Ahmad and Javaid Oberoi also pledged to continue to work for the development of their alma mater and its endowment fund. 

 

In his concluding remarks, the Vice Chancellor appreciated the efforts of Executive Committee for building an endowment fund which is unprecedented in the public sector. However, he said that they might broaden the scope of fund to support faculty development and other uplift projects of the university. He also briefed the EFT trustees and executive committee about shortage of faculty and other challenges being faced by the university.

(15-09-2015)

 

 

Prof. Dr. Safdar Ali Malik donates Rs 1m for GCU students

 

Eminent Radiologist and Old Ravian Prof. Dr. Safdar Ali Malik has donated Rs one million to the GC University Lahore Endowment Fund Trust (GCU EFT) for deserving students of the University. Prof. Dr. Safdar Ali Malik handed over a cheque of Rs one million to Vice Chancellor at a graceful ceremony at the Vice Chancellor’s office. GCU EFT Executive Committee Secretary Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt was also present.

 

Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman Vice Chancellor GCU has expressed gratitude to Prof. Dr. Safdar Ali Malik and issued directions to initiate a perpetual scholarship would be initiated from the donation as per the donor’s desire and this scholarship would be given to a financially-challenged student every year on merit.

(16-07-2015)

 

290 GCU students awarded Rs 10.3m scholarships

GC University Lahore Endowment Fund Trust (GCU EFT) at its annual function gave away scholarships worth Rs 10.3 million to 290 financially-challenged students of the university for the academic year 2014-15. Prof. (Meritorious) Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore chaired the function at the university’s Bukhari Auditorium, while GCU EFT Executive Committee President Iqbal Z Ahmad, Secretary Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt and many eminent Old Ravians were also present on the occasion.

Addressing the ceremony, Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore once again appealed the Old Ravians to support the financially-challenged students of their alma mater, saying that “he wants to provide free education to all GCU students, but unfortunately resources don’t allow him.” However, he said that, despite all the budgetary deficits, he didn’t increase the university fee for three years. He said that the university was also giving financial aid to students from its own budget. He said that the world over nations had progressed by the mean of developing their educational institutions but unfortunately in Pakistan education was not given due priority. He said endowment fund trust of Harvard University, US alone stood at 42 billion dollars and this was what made the America superpower.

Speaking on the occasion, Secretary Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt said that the university Endowment Fund had swelled to over Rs 210 million. He said that in just last three years on the appeal of Vice Chancellor, the Old Ravians had donated more than Rs 130 to the GCU EFT. He said that the endowment fund never spent the principle amount but the profit, they earned from the principal amount, was spent on financially-challenged students. He said if the philanthropists, Old Ravians and government supported, from 10 years now the trust would be providing scholarships to all the needy students of the university.

(26-03-2015)

 

Warid Telecom donates Rs 1m to GCU EFT

 

The Warid Telecom donated Rs 10,00,000 to the GC University Lahore Endowment Fund Trust (GCU EFT) for initiating a golden scholarship for financially-challenged students. Warid Telecom officials handed over the cheque to Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman Vice Chancellor at a graceful ceremony at the GCU Syndicate Committee Room. GCU EFT Executive Committee Secretary Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt was also present. It was the consecutive third year that Warid has initiated scholarships for GCU students.

 

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Khaleeq-ur-Rahman said that there was a dire need that noted companies like Warid should come forward and support quality education in Pakistan. He said that the world over universities had come forward by establishing their endowment funds with the help of their old students and corporate sector. “Harvard University has an endowment fund worth billions of dollars,” he added. However, he said that GCU was the only public sector university in Pakistan which had an active endowment fund giving scholarships to deserving students.

 

Warid Telecom officials said that Warid was not just a telecom company but a “life ka network” and the youth was the most important part of this network. He said that GCU was an international standard institution in Pakistan and it was a privilege to support the bright students of such an esteemed educational institution.

(26-11-2014)

 

 

OLD RAVIAN INDUSTRIALISTS DONATE RS 4m TO GCU-EFT

 

Old Ravian industrialists donated rupees four million to GC University Lahore Endowment Fund Trust (GCU-EFT) for the fee of deserving students. Eminent Old Ravian Khawar Masood Butt donated rupees two million while Mian Misbah-ur-Rahman and Javiad Habib Oberia donated rupees one million each to the endowment fund. GCU-EFT Executive Committee Secretary Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt handed over the donation cheques to Prof (Meritorious) Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore at a graceful ceremony held in the university. The Vice Chancellor expressed pleasure on the donations and announced initiating four golden scholarships from them. “The scholarships will be given to deserving students on merit every year,” he added.

GCU-EFT Secretary hands over donation cheques GCU VC

 

(01-09-2014)

 

 

Hatiqa Razvi initiates golden scholarship for GCU students

 

Hatiqa Dabeer Razvi donated rupees one million to GC University Lahore Endowment Fund Trust (GCU EFT) for initiating a golden scholarship in the name of his late father, N. A. Rizvi’.  Hatiqa Razvi handed over rupees one million to Prof (Meritorious) Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore at a graceful ceremony held in the University. GCU EFT Executive Committee Secretary Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt and the donor’s brother, Brig (r) Dabeer Rizvi, were also present on the occasion.  
Hatiqa Dabeer hands over Rs. 1 million to GCU VC.

 

Hatiqa Dabeer Razvi told Prof. Rahman GCU VC that his father N. A. Rizvi had studied from Government College, Lahore in early 1930s and had a great love for his alma mater. He retired from police as Inspector General. The Vice Chancellor expressed gratitude and said that it was the third golden scholarship donated by the family. Earlier, Brig (r) Dabeer Rizvi and his son had initiated two golden scholarships. Prof Khaleeq said that the ‘N. A. Rizvi Golden Scholarship’ would be given to a financially-challenged student every year on merit.

(29-05-2014)

 

EMINENT INDUSTRIALIST T. M. SHIEKH DONATES RUPEES ONE MILLION TO GCU-EFT

Eminent industrialist and Old Ravian T. M. Shiekh donated rupees one million to GC University Lahore Endowment Fund Trust (GCU-EFT) for the fee of deserving students. T. M. Shiekh handed over the donation cheque of rupees one million to Prof (Meritorious) Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore at a graceful ceremony in the university which was also attended by GCU-EFT Executive Committee Secretary Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt.

T. M. Shiekh hands over a cheque of

Rs 1 million to GCU VC.

The Vice Chancellor expressed pleasure on the donation and announced initiating a golden scholarship from it. “The scholarship will be given to a deserving student on merit every year,” he added. T. M. Shiekh said that his alma mater had given him a lot and the best way of returning it back was helping those students of the university who could not afford their academic expenses.

(22-05-2014)

 

 

GCU EFT awards scholarships to 235 deserving students

 

GC University Lahore Endowment Fund Trust (GCU EFT) awarded scholarships worth rupees eight million to the University’s 235 deserving students in the Annual Scholarship Distribution at the Bukhari Auditorium. Prof (Meritorious) Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore chaired the ceremony while Lahore High Court Justice Muhammad Farrukh Irfan Khan, EFT Executive Committee Secretary Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt, eminent industrialist Mian Misbah-ur-Rahman and the donors of trust were also present on the occasion.

 

Vice Chancellor and GCU-EFT donors give away scholarships to the University’s students

Vice Chancellor GCU for a group photo with scholarship recipients and the donors of GCU-EFT at the Annual Scholarship Distribution.

 

Addressing the ceremony, Prof Rahman GCU VC said that the University’s endowment fund trust was almost doubled to Rs. 170 million in a short span of three years due to generous support of Old Ravians and philanthropists. He also told the trust donors that the scholarships to 235 deserving students were given purely on merit after the interview of candidates by the GCU Financial Aid Committee which comprised of five heads of departments. He said that all documents of applicants from income certificates to utility bills were examined in detail, so that only truly deserving students shall get the scholarships. He said that GCU was also providing hefty amount for scholarships from the university’s budget; details of which would be published at the end of financial year. He also said that he wanted to provide free education to all GCU students, but unfortunately resources didn’t allow him. However, he said that he had not increased a single rupee in fees for the last three years despite all the financial constraints and pressures from the University’s treasury.

 

Inspired by the transparency and credentials of the scholarships’ recipients, Old Ravians and philanthropists at the ceremony further pledged donations of Rs 10 million for the trust. Justice Muhammad Farrukh Irfan Khan, an eminent Old Ravian, his brothers and family members initiated five more perpetual golden scholarships for the deserving students of GCU. Eminent Industrialist Iqbal Z. Ahmad, a private telecommunication company and a couple of other donors also donated rupees one million each to the trust. Speaking on the occasion, EFT Executive Committee Secretary Dr Kahlid Manzoor Butt said that endowment fund trust of Harvard University, US alone stood at more than 42 billion dollars and this was what made the America superpower. However, he said that GCU was the only public sector university which had developed its endowment fund. He said that the endowment funds didn’t spend the principle amount but the profit, they earned from the principal amount, was spent on deserving students and development projects. Eminent industrialist Mian Misbah-ur-Rahman said that the culture and trends of supporting education and deserving students was yet to be developed in Pakistan. He said that he would continue his efforts for mobilizing Old Ravians for the development of his alma mater.  

(19-05-2014)

 

 

RUPEES 0.5 MILLION DONATED TO GCU EFT   

 

Eminent woman entrepreneur and Old Ravian Mrs Shahzia Iqtidar donated Rs 0.5 million to GC University, Lahore Endowment Fund Trust (GCU-EFT) for the fee of deserving students. Mrs Iqtidar handed over the donation cheque to GCU Vice Chancellor Prof (Meritorious) Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman in a graceful ceremony at the University which was also attended by GCU-EFT Executive Committee Secretary Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt. The Vice Chancellor expressed pleasure on the donation and announced initiating a silver scholarship from it.

 

Mr. and Mrs Iqtitdar hand over a cheque of Rs 0.5 million to GCU VC

“The scholarship will be given to a deserving student on merit every year,” the Vice Chancellor said. He also said that the world over, societies had moved forward by promoting education and developing educational institutions. Mrs Iqtdar said that his alma mater had given him a lot and the best way of returning it back was helping those students of the University who could not afford their academic expenses.

 

(16-01-2014)

 

Bank AL-HABIB donates Rs. 1m to GCU Endowment Fund

A private bank (Bank Al-Habib) donated Rs one million to GC University Lahore Endowment Fund Trust (GCU-EFT) for initiating a golden scholarship for deserving students. Bank General Manager Aun Ali handed over the cheque of Rs one million to Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman at a graceful ceremony at GCU, while GCU-EFT Executive Committee Secretary Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt was also present on the occasion.

GCU VC receives the cheques of Rs. One Million

from the General Manager of Bank Al-Habib.

 

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Rahman said that the perpetual golden scholarship, to be named after the Bank, would be given to a deserving student every year on merit. He said that the golden scholarship covers the university fee as well as hostel expenses of the student.  “This is the third golden scholarship donated by the private bank (Bank Al-Habib) to GCU-EFT and they have pledged to donate a scholarship every year, so that deserving students can continue their studies without any financial burden,” Prof. Rahman said.  The Vice Chancellor also expressed gratitude to the administration of the bank on the donation and stressed that other national and international organisations should also come forward and support quality education in the country.

(09-01-2014)

 

Khawar Butt donates Rs 2 million to GC University Lahore

 

Eminent industrialist and Old Ravian Khawar Masud Butt donated Rs. two million to GC University, Lahore Endowment Fund Trust (GCU-EFT) for deserving students. Prof (Meritorious) Dr Khaleeq-ur-Rahman Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore expressed pleasure and announced initiating two golden scholarships from this donation. “The scholarships will be given to two deserving students on merit every year,” the Vice Chancellor said. He also said that the world over, societies had moved forward by promoting education and developing educational institutions. Khawar Masud Butt said that his alma mater had given him a lot and the best way of returning it back was helping those students of the University who could not afford their academic expenses.

(03-09-2013)

 

 

HAIDER ALI RAZVI DONATES RS 1M FOR DESERVING STUDENTS

 

Haider Ali Razvi, a software engineer, donated Rs one million to GC University Lahore Endowment Fund Trust (GCU EFT) for initiating a golden scholarship in the name of his parents, Ruba Razvi and Brig (r) Dabeer Razvi.  Haider handed over a cheaque of Rs one million to GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman at a graceful ceremony. GCU EFT Executive Committee Secretary Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt and family members of the donor were also present.

 

Speaking on the occasion, the Vice Chancellor expressed gratitude and told Haider Ali Razvi that a perpetual scholarship titled ‘Ruba Razvi and Brig (r) Dabeer Razvi Golden Scholarship’ would be initiated from the donation as per the donor’s desire and this scholarship would be given to a financially-challenged student every year on merit.

 

Haider Ali Razvi is handing over a cheque of Rs one million

to GCU Vice Chancellor

 

Speaking on the occasion, Haider Ali Razvi said that his father had also last year initiated a scholarship in the name of his father N. A. Razvi who had studied from Government College Lahore in early 1930s. “It really inspired me and now I am initiating scholarship in the name of my parents,” he added.  

 (22-08-2013)

 

GC UNIVERSITY LAHORE announces medical college   

GC University Lahore has announced establishing a state-of-the-art modern medical college with hefty donations from a group of eminent Old Ravians led by noted businessman and GCU Endowment Fund Trust (GCU EFT) President Iqbal Z. Ahmad. The announcement was made by Vice Chancellor Prof (Meritorious) Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman at the fund raiser of the GCU EFT, in which donations of Rs 20 million were announced for the financially-challenged students of the University. Federal Minister for Law Ahmar Bilal Sufi, Justice Farrukh Irfan Khan, Zia Haider Rizvi, Advisor for Punjab Chief Minister EFT Secretary Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt and eminent Old Ravians, businessmen from all over the country were present.

An eminent Old Ravian, seeking anonymity, gave away a donation of Rs 5 million to the GCU Endowment Fund Trust to initiate five golden scholarships in the name of his Old Ravian family members. He said that only education could bring change in Pakistan. Mian Misbah-ur-Rahman, Mian Asharf, Javiad Habib Oberay, Mian Muzaffar Ali and Shiekh Muhammad Asif announced donations of Rs 500,000 each for initiating silver scholarships in the name of their family members.

 

Prof. Dr. Khaleeq-ur-Rehman, Vice Chancellor GCU and Iqbal Z Ahmad President EFT

give away shields to the donors. 

Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor GCU Prof. Dr. Khaleeq-ur-Rahman said that the world over nations had progressed by the mean of developing their educational institutions but unfortunately in Pakistan education was not given due priority. He also said that culture of supporting education was still developing in Pakistan and people did not fully understand its importance. He said endowment fund trust of Harvard University, US alone stood at 40 billion dollars and this was what made the America superpower. The Vice Chancellor said “he wants to provide free education to all GCU students, but unfortunately resources didn’t allow him.” However, he said that, despite all the budgetary deficits, he had not increased single rupee in fees for the last two years despite all the pressure from the University’s treasury. He also announced constituting a committee comprising Old Ravian donors and the University’s officials for mobilizing resources and speedy working on the project of the medical college of GCU.

Speaking on the occasion, Iqbal Z Ahmad pledged that he and other Old Ravian fellow businessmen would provide extensive financial support to GCU for establishing a medical college. Also for the seventh consecutive year, Iqbal Z Ahmad announced a donation of Rs one million to the GCU Endowment Fund for initiating a life-time golden scholarship for deserving students. He also said that the GCU Endowment Fund Trust was also planning to hold fund raisers in the other cities of Pakistan including Karachi where there was huge community of Old Ravians. 

 

GCU EFT Secretary Dr Khalid Butt said that the trust endowment funds never spent the principle amount but the profit, they earned from the principal amount, was spent on deserving students and development projects. He said if the philanthropists, Old Ravians and government supported, from 10 years now the trust would be providing scholarships all the needy students of the University.

 

(06-05-2013)

 

WARID TELECOM donates Rs 1mILLION to GCU-EFT

Warid Telecom joined hands with GC University Lahore Endowment Fund Trust (GCU EFT) to support education and donated Rs 10,00,000. Warid Telecom Sales and Distribution Head Amer Aman Khan handed over the cheque to GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. (Meritorious) Dr. Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman at the GCU Syndicate Committee Room. Dr. Khalid Manzoor Butt, Executive Committee Secretary GCU EFT Director Facilities, Yousaf Bashir and Warid officials were also present in the ceremony.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman said that the recent economic crunch has greatly affected the institutions of higher learning in Pakistan and there is a dire need that noted companies like Warid should come forward and support quality education in Pakistan. He said that the world over universities have come forward by establishing their endowment funds with the help of their old students and corporate sector. “Harvard University has an endowment fund worth billions of dollars,” he added.  However, he said that GCU is the only public sector university in Pakistan which has an active endowment fund giving scholarships to deserving students.

 

GCU VC is receiving cheque of Rs 1 Million from

Warid Telecom Sales and Distribution Head

 

Warid Telecom Sales and Distribution Head Amer Aman Khan said that Warid is not just a telecom company but a “life ka network” and the youth is the most important part of this network. He said that costs of education are rising every year and collective efforts are required to help the bright students of the society who cannot afford their academic expenses. He said that GCU is an international standard institution in Pakistan and it is a privilege to support the bright students of such an esteemed educational institution. He also pledged that the Warid would give more donations to the GCU Endowment Fund Trust to support its great cause.

(02-05-2013)

 

 

Hassan Malik donates Rs one million to GCU-EFT

Old Ravian Hassan Malik Friday donated rupees one million to the GC University Lahore Endowment Fund Trust (GCU-EFT) for deserving students. Hassan Malik handed over the cheque to GCU EFT Executive Committee Secretary Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt at a graceful ceremony at the trust’s office. Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Khaleeq-ur-Rahman expressed pleasure on a donation and announced initiating a golden scholarship in the name of the late father of the donor. “The scholarship will be given to a deserving student on merit every year,” the vice chancellor said. He also said that the world over, societies had move forward by promoting education and developing educational institutions. Malik Hassan said that his alma mater had given him a lot and the best way of returning it back was helping those students of the university who could not afford their academic expenses.

(04-02-2013)

   

 

Brig® Dabeer Rizvi DONATES RS 1M TO GCU-EFT FOR N.A. Rizvi Golden Scholarship

 

Brig® Dabeer Rizvi Tuesday donated Rs one million to the GC University Lahore Endowment Fund Trust (GCU EFT) for initiating a golden scholarship in the name of his late father, N. A. Rizvi. He handed over a cheaque of Rs one million to Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman at a graceful ceremony held in the Vice Chancellor’s office. GCU EFT Executive Committee Secretary Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt and noted businessman Mian Misbah were also present.

 

Brig (R) Dabeer Rizvi told Prof Khaleeq that his father N. A. Rizvi had studied from Government College Lahore in early 1930s and had a great love for his alma mater. He retired from police as inspector general. The Vice Chancellor expressed gratitude and told Brig. Rizvi that Lifetime N. A. Rizvi Golden Scholarship would be given to a financially-challenged student every year on merit.

(17-10-2012)

 

GCU LAHORE INITIATES MAULANA AZAD SCHOLARSHIP

 

Prof. (Meritorious) Dr. Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore has announced initiating a life-time golden scholarship in the name of noted Urdu critic Maulana Muhammad Hussain Azad for financially-challenged students. The scholarship is initiated from the donation of one million to the GCU Endowment Fund Trust by eminent lawyer Zia Haider Rizvi, the grandson of Maulana Muhammad Hussain Azad.  Handing over the cheque of one million to Vice Chancellor Prof Khaleeq-ur-Rahman at a graceful ceremony, Old Ravian Zia Haider Rizvi requested the GCU authorities that the amount may be used to initiate the scholarship in the name of his maternal grandfather. This is the second scholarship donated by Mr. Zia, as he early donated silver scholarship in the name of his father Justice (R) Jameel Hussain Rizvi.

 (13-09-2012)

 

Rs 20.127 million scholarships given to GCU STUDENTS

 

The GC University Lahore first-time gave away the scholarships of a record amount of Rs 20.127 million to the its deserving students besides cutting down its fee by 35 percent. “The scholarships are disbursed during the financial year 2011-12 among 939 needy students, who could not afford their academic expenses,” stated in the GCU Annual Scholarships Report presented by GCU Treasurer Shafiq Mughal to Vice Chancellor Prof. (Meritorious) Dr. Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman. The Vice Chancellor, despite the severe financial crunch and budget cuts, allocated the record amount from the University’s budget and GCU Endowment Fund Trust (EFT) and transparently disbursed it through GCU Scholarships & Financial Aid Committee. The report concludes that as many as 1,243 deserving students of GCU got various scholarships Rs 29.507 during the finical year 2011-12.

 

The GCU Annual Scholarships Report also states that during 2011-12, as many as 86 GCU students won Rs 0.249 million from National Talent Scholarship and 19 got Rs 0.783 million from HEC Higher Education Opportunities Scholarship, while seven students received Rs 35,500 from Quaid-e-Azam and Mora scholarships. Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal also gave away scholarships of Rs 0.608 million to 19 GCU students. As many as 174 students of GCU were given scholarships of Rs 7.7 million from the Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF).

 

The report states that the scholarships of Rs 16.05 million were given away from the GCU Budget while Rs 4.077 were given to needy students from the donations of Old Ravians to GCU Endowment Fund Trust. “Budget cuts and no funds –this is what is being done to the universities, but we can’t do the same with our students who are highly talented but cannot afford their academic expenses,” said Vice Chancellor Prof. Khaleeq while commenting on the report.

 

The Vice Chancellor said that ever year, more than 2000 students apply for financial aid at GCU and till 2010-11 maximum 400 students were granted scholarships. “But, this year we broke all the previous records and increased the allocation for scholarships by 150 percent and also reduced the University’s fee by 35 percent to facilitate students,” he added.

 

Prof. Khaleeq requested the Punjab Government and Higher Education Commission of Pakistan to provide separate grants to universities for granting scholarships and financial aid to the needy students. He also called on philanthropists and Old Ravians to support the needy students through the GCU Endowment Fund Trust. He expressed his firm resolve that GCU would not leave its deserving students in the lurch and despite all financial constraints it would make all possible efforts to provide financial aid to them.

 

(18-06-2012)

Bank Al-Habib donates Rs 1m to GCU Endowment Fund

 

The golden scholarships for deserving students by GC University Lahore Endowment Fund Trust (GCU EFT) have increased to 20 as Bank Al-Habib donated Rs one million to the GCU Endowment Fund for initiating another life-time golden scholarship. The perpetual golden scholarship to be named after the Bank would be given to a GCU deserving student every year on merit. The golden scholarship covers the university fee as well as hostel expenses of a student.  Bank Al-Habib General Manager (Central) handed over the cheque of Rs one million to GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. (Meritorious) Dr. Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman.

  

General Manager of Bank Al-Habib presents cheque to Prof. Dr. Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman; Vice Chancellor, GCU.

Dr. Khalid Manzoor Butt, Shameem Ahmed and Dr Zakria Butt are also seen in the pic.

 

“This is the second golden scholarship donated by the Bank Al-Habib to GCU-EFT and they have pledged to donate a scholarship every year, so that deserving students can continue their studies without any financial burden,” said the trust secretary. He further said that GCU-EFT has received as many as 38 scholarships up till now which include 20 golden and 18 sliver scholarships. The sliver scholarship is initiated with a donation of Rs 0.5 million and covers the university fee of students only.

 

(04-06-2012)

Rs 5 million scholarships for GCU Students

The GC University Lahore Endowment Fund Trust (GCU ETF) this year is giving away scholarships of Rs 5 million to more than 150 talented brilliant students of University who cannot afford the academic expenses, it is was revealed by GCU EFT Executive Committee Secretary Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt while addressing the Endowment Fund Scholarship Distribution Ceremony which was chaired by GCU Acting Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Pervaiz.  SARAC Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vice President Ifthikhar Ali Malik was chief guest of the ceremony while the donors of the GCU EFT were also present. Dr. Khalid Butt said that the scholarships are given purely on merit after the interview of candidates by the GCU Financial Aid Committee which comprises of five heads of departments. He said that all documents of applicants from income certificates to utility bills are examined in detail, so that only truly deserving students shall get the scholarships. He announced that GCU EFT is giving golden scholarships of Rs 0.1 million each to 16 students, while sliver scholarships of Rs 50,000 each are being given to 20 students. He said that golden scholarship covers the one-year academic as well as hotel expenses of a student while sliver scholarship covers academic expenses only. Besides sliver and golden, more than 120 students are also being given financial aid of minimum Rs 15,000 to Rs 30,000.

Addressing the ceremony, SARAC Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vice President Ifthikhar Ali Malik donated Rs one million to GCU EFT to initiate a life-time golden scholarship in the name of his father the late Malik Muhmmad Shafi. He said that in developed countries, people donate their all property to hospitals and educational institutions. However, he said, culture of supporting education is yet to be developed in Pakistan.

GCU Acting Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Pervaiz said that the survival of the fittest is the law of the twenty-first century and it requires a nation’s masses to be educated in logical thinking, reasoning and modern skills. Unfortunately, he said, quality education is limited to only a few institutions. Most of these institutions are beyond the reach of all except a very small upper class due to their high fee structures. However, he said, GCU is the only intuitions whose Vice Chancellor Prof. Khaleeq-ur-Rahman took a bold decision and reduced the fee by 35 percent. He said that the Vice Chancellor wished to provide scholarships to all deserving students of GCU for which they need help of Old Ravians and philanthropists.

(21-03-2012)

GCU-EFT RAISES RS 10M FOR DESERVING STUDENTS

 

The GCU Endowment Fund Trust (GCU EFT) Lahore has raised an amount of Rs 10 million for those deserving students who cannot afford their academic charges. The amount was raised at a fundraiser chaired by Punjab Governor and Old Ravian Sardar Muhammad Latif Khosa while GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman, EFT President Iqbal Z. Ahmad, Secretary Dr. Khalid Manzoor Butt and noted businessmen from all over the country attended the annual fundraiser.

 

The donors pose for a photo with Prof. Dr. Khaleeq-ur-Rahman Vice Chancellor and Sardar Muhammad Latif Khosa Governor Punjab at the occasion Prof. Dr. Khaleeq-ur-Rahman Vice Chancellor gives away shield to Sardar Muhammad Latif Khosa Governor Punjab, at a found-raiser at the GC University Lahore


Speaking on the occasion, the Punjab Governor said that the world over nations have progressed by the mean of developing their educational institutions but unfortunately in Pakistan education is not given due priority. He said endowment fund trust of Harvard University, US alone stands 32 billion dollars and this is what which made the America superpower. He said that student unions inculcate awareness among students and play effective role in their character building. He said that it is the Bukhari Auditorium of the GC University which taught him art of public speaking and tolerance to face criticism. “This is where I am hooted and appreciated,” he added.  

Addressing the ceremony, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Khaleeq ur Rehman revealed that the university Endowment Fund has swelled to Rs 128 million with the efforts of Old Ravians. He said that “he wants to provide free education to all GCU students, but unfortunately resources don’t allow him.” However, he said that, despite all the budgetary deficits, he has slashed the university fee by 35 percent and hostels charges by almost 50 percent. He said that the university is also giving financial aid to students from its own budget, besides GCU EFT would also give away 11 golden and 15 silver scholarships to students this year. He said that each golden scholarship covers the hostels and university fee of a student.  
GCU EFT Secretary said that the trust endowment funds never spend the principle amount but the profit, they earn from the principal amount, is spend on deserving students and development projects. He said if the philanthropists, Old Ravians and government supported, from 10 years now the trust would be providing scholarships all the needy students of the university.

 

Iqbal Z. Ahmad President Executive Committee EFT announced a donation of Rs 2 million to the GCU Endowment Fund for initiating two life-time golden scholarships for deserving students, saying that new initiatives are being taken for further strengthening this trust which includes a plan to involve foreign NGOs and embassies in their donor network. He said that Trust is also planning to hold fundraisers in Karachi, UAE and UK.

 

The Warid Telecom, Allied Bank and Bank Al-Habib also pledged to initiate golden scholarships for the GCU needy students, while scores of Old Ravians including Main Misbah, Mian Asharf and Mian Muzaffar gave away donation of Rs 0.1 million to the trust.

 

(23-01-2012)

 


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